Monday, June 11, 2012

Random Reads { #2 }

Copy & Paste

As book bloggers, we are always reviewing a current book or posting about an upcoming series, but I am interested to see what books we hold on to for our personal/permanent library.  So, be spontaneous and randomly choose a book from your bookshelf...answer the questions below and share your random selection with fellow bloggers.

  1. Have you read this book before? Yes. Funny enough, as soon as I picked up this book, I remembered exactly where I first read it: my 14-hour Trans-Siberian train ride from China to Mongolia. Nothing but a view of the Gobi desert, my top bed bunk and a book to keep me entertained.
  2. Can you do a one sentence summary? An "enemy" of the family is invited for a festive Christmas gathering.
  3. Do you like the cover? For a seasonal book, its kind of blah. But there is a gold bow and a toasty fire on the cover, so I guess their is some festive spirit. They should have put some holly around the fireplace mantle though!
  4. What is the first full sentence on page 100? "These are the pieces of the stable."
  5. Share something about the author. Jo Beverley is one the few authors writing English-set historical romance who is English.


  1. I haven't heard of this book (it's not my usual type of read) but I like this idea for a meme! I have the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon I will always have and come back to, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley that I want to reread but am afraid to (what if I don't like it as much?!) and all Jacqueline Carey's books which I know I will ALWAYS love and reread.

    Thanks for stopping by the other day!

  2. Oh, I love Diana Gabaldon. If her books didn't take me so LONG to read, I would have gotten further into the series by now.

    I also share the same re-reading fear factor in regards to past favorites...what if my tastes have changed or the plot-line really wasn't as great as I remember. Ek!

    Yet, I do have a select few I always go back to for the shear joy of reading and Kresley Cole's IAD series is a huge boost for me whenever I find myself in a reading slump.

  3. Ps I'll have to check out Jacqueline Carey, thanks for recomending a great read!!


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